Linking up with Kendra for Answer Me This!
What time do you prefer to go to Mass?
Um, whatever random time works that particular week. With my husband being a Lutheran pastor getting to church is, um, interesting. When I was single I attended the 5:00pm Life Teen Mass at my home church in Georgia (I promise it wasn't nearly as liberal as some traditional Catholics perceive all LT Masses to be). Later I didn't attend Mass after I got married because of some immature spiritual searching wherein I was sorta kinda Lutheran for a bit. When I cam running back to the Catholic church for real when we moved to West Virginia we attended Saturday 5pm Mass an hour away....the nearest Catholic church to our house and that worked well. Kyle only had one worship service to do on Sunday mornings and we had one toddler so I did Catholic Mass Saturdays and Lutheran Service Sundays.
When we moved here suddenly Kyle had 2 worship services every week plus 3 every other week and youth retreats. So Saturdays only worked once a month on average. Thankfully the cathedral I'm a member at has a 5pm Sunday Mass. So right now I switch between Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 5pm with the occasional brave solo foray into the 10am Sunday Mass at my friends' parish. We also once visited a Byzantine Catholic Church and a Traditional Latin Mass...both are nice but 1 hour away, which seems like a lot when I can see the cathedral from my house. So right now I suppose I'm a church hopper. And I was attending 10:15am Sunday service at Kyle's church until a few months ago when I just quit going. The stress of wrangling 4 kids in the pews alone (ages 1, 3, 5, and a 12 year old who is mentally like a 6-8 year old depending on the situation) was just too much, especially when I also had to parent solo from 6am that morning until either 1pm or 9pm that night depending on the day.
I'd feel guilty if I didn't feel so darn relaxed :)
Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
Too cold! Even with all my complaining about this winter I really do prefer cold to hot. I get migraines more often when it's hot and I am also prone to car sickness in the heat ever since I got pregnant with Tobias. Plus the clothes are just so much better in the fall and winter!
How many brothers and/or sisters do you have?
I have one sister, one brother, and one stepsister living. I have one brother who died before I was born from SIDS so I never met him. My sister and I are 18 months apart and have always been really close even though we are opposites on everything. She's been living it up in L.A. for 2 years now, I think? Maybe 3 now?? I forget. My brother is 8 years younger than me and is in the military stationed in Hawaii at the moment. My stepsister only moved in when I was 18 so we don't know each other quite as well but we get along well, both being oldest-children in the families we grew up in. She lives in Georgia with her husband and their two puppies.
If you were faced with a boggart, what would it turn into?
I'm with Kendra, mine would probably be the same as Molly Weasley's.
Secondarily, an eviction notice. I'm petrified of being homeless. My husband keeps telling me that's an irrational fear but after you actually have been homeless, even if only for a couple weeks, it just never seems that far-fetched that it could happen. Buying our own home has really helped ease this anxiety for me. Especially since our home automatically has lots of equity so if we needed to move we could buy again much more easily. Kyle and I confessed to each other a month ago that our house is actually more dear to us than our cats! And that's saying a lot. I adore my home more than I could possibly express.
Barbie: thumbs up or thumbs down?
If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?